MCV takes a look at the Angry Birds and Star Wars' partnership move from mobile to home consoles.
Angry Birds Star Wars is released October 29th
The console port of the hugely successful mobile game follows the Original Star Wars trilogy, taking the fight against the Imperial Pigs from Tatooine to the Pig Star, Hoth and the Cloud City.
All the birds are Star Wars themed, and each has their own unique power. Red Skywalker has a lightsaber to deflect laser shots, and inflict damage on both enemies and the environment, while Ham Solo replaces the Yellow Bird – losing the ability to dash, but gaining a laser pistol.
New for the console port are exclusive features, including Achievements or Trophies, and online leaderboards.
Also included are motion controls for PlayStation Move and Kinect and touch based controls on the Wii U, 3DS and Vita. 20 exclusive levels also feature in the port, in addition to the 200 from the mobile version of the game.
These new versions also feature multiplayer modes. Play either co-operatively with a friend, or competitively with up to three friends against players from around the world.
Rovio’s physics based puzzle series started life in December 2009 on iOS and soon made the leap to Android in September 2010, and Windows Phone in June 2011.
The original title was downloaded 7 million times in its first year and its follow up, Angry Birds Space was downloaded 10 million times in its first three days.
Since its inception the series has partnered up with Rio and Star Wars, the latter of which has been downloaded in excess of 100 million times since it was released in November 2012. The series has been downloaded over 1 billion times since its launch.
Even the pigs have had their own title – Bad Piggies came out in 2012 and reached the top of the App Store charts in three hours.
In 2012 Angry Birds Land opened in at the Särkänniemi theme park in Finland, while a fully fledged Angry Birds theme park is set to open in Johor Baharu, Malaysia in 2014.